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Routine eye exams could save more than your sight

12:29 PM, Oct. 17, 2013
Annual eye exams are an important part of your overall health routine. Remember, vision care isn't just about seeing well ? it's about being well.
Annual eye exams are an important part of your overall health routine. Remember, vision care isn't just about seeing well ? it's about being well.
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Regular eye exams are crucial to more than just good vision. They also can aid in early detection of health problems, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

This is possible because the eye is a unique window into one's overall health. It's the only place in the body where, without surgery, medical professionals can see blood vessels, arteries and a cranial nerve.

During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye care professional will use drops to view the back of your eyes to check for damage or disease. There are several different eye conditions and diseases your eye doctor will ...

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